Old Norwegian Dictionary - gjafgöltr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "gjafgöltr" (or gjafgǫltr) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

gjafgöltr (gjafgǫltr)
gjafgöltr, m. Galte som gjødes, er gjødet,fedet. Landsl. 9, 372.

Part of speech: m

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, gjafgöltr may be more accurately written as gjafgǫltr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚵᛁᛆᚠᚵᚯᛚᛏᚱ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.

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